At your school
Ongoing activity throughout the year. Best Buddies clubs meet continuously throughout the school year at their respective schools.
WHOSE HELP IS REQUIREDTeachers and other students
HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
By joining Best Buddies, you will help make your school a better place by including kids with special needs and creating a safer environment for everyone. Plus, you will make new friends and have lots of fun, too!
Make new friends by joining or starting a Best Buddies club at your school! These clubs bring together students with and without special needs to begin one-on-one friendships and help to make schools more inclusive!
Depending on if there is already a club at your school or not, you will need different things. If there is already a club, you will not need any supplies, just the time to spend with your new buddy. If you want to start a new club at your school because there isn’t one already, you will need to talk to 2 teachers to advise the club, find a group of other students to help you run the club, and you may occasionally need supplies to run the club like food, supplies for arts & crafts, or decorations.
Best Buddies clubs are currently in middle schools, high schools, and colleges, so volunteers would need to be attending one of those to participate in a chapter.
If you are interested in joining/starting Best Buddies at your school, please contact Hailey Van Vorhis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 371-1169.
1. Look at this map to see if your school currently has a Best Buddies club.
2. If they do/don’t, then email Hailey Van Vorhis email@example.com to find out more information and how to get involved.
3. Hailey will give you more information on how to join a current club or start your own at your school.